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Skydive trips allows both beginner and seasoned divers a comprehensive and safe way to engage in free falls. Tandem dives allow first-timers to experience the thrill of a jump without special training or prior knowledge of species of stomach butterflies, and training programs ready aficionados for solo falls. A staff with decades of combined experience ensures a safe diving experience with bona fide instruction and equipment. The facilities include both indoor and outdoor observation areas for friends and family, as well as a picnic area jumpers often put to use after they've completed their adventure.

493 Airport Road
Rockmart,
GA
US

Sportations connects amateur adrenaline jockeys to certified professional adventurers, drawing from a nationwide network of aeronauts and speed demons to introduce habitual pedestrians to the wonders of skydiving, ballooning, hang gliding, and stock-car racing. Thrill seekers can zipline across a forest canopy, hollering like Tarzan or taunting nearby birds until they agree to race. Helicopter tours ferry patrons skyward over landmarks and cityscapes, whereas paragliding adventures get up close and personal with blue skies and clouds. For most sports, Sportations accommodates groups of any size, from physics classes empirically proving gravity's existence to solo ballooning supervillains declaring dominion over all they see.

493 Airport Road
Rockmart,
GA
US

Every year, Bloodwood Trail celebrates Halloween with a new, scream-filled event. This year's themed, Death Trap, requires that patrons be armed with laser guns?their only hope of fending off the onslaught of brain-eating zombies that await to attack under the cover of night. It's laser tag with a terrifying twist, a haunted house with an interactive bent, and a zombie apocalypse that doesn't require any hoarding of canned goods.

196 Painter Road Northeast
Rome,
GA
US

Atlanta Tandem Skydiving's instructors help people experience the thrill of the lifetime, and then train them to relive that moment again and again. Their tandem jumps accommodate newbies. Once hooked, these fledgling divers can work their way through the training program and learn to jump solo.

493 Airport Rd.
Cedartown,
GA
US

From the ground, it?s easy to tell when Skydive Georgia?s airplane reaches 14,000 feet?just look for the tiny specks barreling out of its side. These specks are really the company?s team of certified skydive instructors and their clients, both beginners and experts alike. To ensure everyone?s safety at that extreme altitude, the staff meticulously maintains their turbine airplane and equips all of their parachutes with zero-porosity canopies, digital altimeters, and Cypress automatic-activation devices for a flawless jump. Before and after their big moment, clients can prepare or relax at Skydive Georgia?s climate-controlled training facility, which boasts a simulator, observation deck, and picnic area ideal for swooping down and stealing tuna sandwiches.

493 Airport Rd.
Rockmart,
GA
US

Major Ridge is a polarizing figure in Cherokee history. He was one of the signers of the Treaty of New Echota, which sold Cherokee lands to the United States in exchange for Oklahoma, and led to the forced Native American migration know as The Trail of Tears. Today, though, Major Ridge's erstwhile home in Georgia is the Chieftains Museum?a site that celebrates Cherokee history and culture at large, not just his controversial contribution to it.

  • Size: Sprawling mansion-sized. Extensions have been added since Major Ridge's tenure there, reflecting key moments in Georgia's architecture history.
  • Key credential: The location has been listed on the National Historic Register since 1973.
  • Eye Catcher: The two-story dogtrot-style log cabin at the core of the house, where Major Ridge lived centuries ago.
  • "Dogtrot-Style" Means: The cabin is really two separate cabins, connected by a breezeway a dog could, hypothetically, trot down, especially if there's a steak at the other end and someone yelling "Here, boy!"
  • In the Giftshop: Visitors can stock up on jewelry, dreamcatchers, and replica arrowheads before they hit the road.
501 Riverside Pkwy. NE
Rome,
GA
US